drail

[dreyl] Angling.
noun
1.
a hook with a lead-covered shank used in trolling.
verb (used without object)
2.
to fish by trolling with a drail.

Origin:
1625–35; Americanism; special use of obsolete English, Middle English drail to drag along, apparently alteration of trail under influence of drag, draw, etc.

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drail (dreɪl)
 
n
1.  a weighted hook used in trolling
 
vb
2.  (intr) to fish with a drail
 
[C16: apparently from trail, influenced by draw]

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Such growth will necessarily impact ground transport at ion of both truck an drail modes.
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